Wilhelm Liebknecht


– Participant in the revolution of 1848/49; subsequently emigrated; co-founder and leader (alongside August Bebel) of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party (SDAP – “Eisenachers”, 1869) and, following the merger with the General German Workers' Association (ADAV – “Lassalleans”) in 1875, headed the Socialist Workers’ Party of Germany (SAPD), which would later become the SPD; several periods of imprisonment; father of Karl Liebknecht; co-founder of the 2nd International; author of the “Volksfremdwörterbuches” (a “people’s dictionary of foreign words”)  (1874) which was continuously republished into the 1950s; the first worker leader to be buried at the paupers’ cemetery in Berlin’s district of Friedrichsfelde.